Release Notes

Online edition: v9.5

Highlights of changes from the previous version

  • New Home Page
    • The Home Page has been re-designed to include a new photo, text, and search area
  • New Synonym/OtherName Page
    • Selecting a plant that is a synonym or other name no longer automatically re-directs to the current plant page. Instead, an abbreviated details page is displayed to better indicate the selected plant is a synonym or other name
  • New Advanced Search options
    • Search by Elevation includes option for between or overlapping ranges
    • Search by Microhabitat
    • Search by plant threats from CNDDB data
    • Search by plants occurring on specific California islands
  • Search by CNDDB Other Statuses
    • BLM Sensitive
    • USFS Sensitive
    • IUCN Red List Status
    • Plants with seeds banked at California Plant Rescue Institutions
  • Advanced Search Page Changes
    • Sections are now collapsed when page loads to make finding the right section faster
    • Map scroll wheel has been disabled to eliminate accidental map activation when scrolling down the page using the mouse wheel. Using the scroll-wheel on the map now requires holding the Shift key
    • Changed sort order of Habitat and Microhabitat to Alphabetic
    • "Indigenous to Islands" renamed to "Endemic to Islands" and the checkbox now searches for plants that only occur on islands (i.e. no mainland occurrences)
  • Search Result Page Changes
    • Search Result page now has optional columns for microhabitat and CNDDB Other Status
    • Button to copy page URL to your clipboard - for saving and sharing search results
    • Search result export file name renamed to "RPI_SearchResults_yy-mm-dd.csv"
  • Plant Detail Page Updates
    • New Additions:
      • CNDDB threats, totals and percentages
      • Microhabitats
    • Revisions
      • Quad and County Map Improved with base map options
      • Improved listing of synonyms/other names
      • Button to copy page URL to your clipboard - for saving or sharing plant details
      • Updated Taxon Report with CNDDB threat calculations
      • Plant Taxon Report renamed "RPI_TaxonReport_ScientificName_yyyy-mm-dd.pdf"
  • Search result exports contain microhabitat, CNDDB other status info and CNDDB threats
  • Plant Reports reformatted and contain microhabitat, CNDDB other status info and CNDDB threats
  • New QueryString options for microhabitat, BLM Sensitive, USFS Sensitive, IUCN Red List, Seed Bank status and Threats
  • Miscellaneous changes, User interface enhancements, and bug fixes

Online edition: v9-01 1.5

Highlights of changes from the previous version

  • New Potential Species of Conservation Concern documents and page!
  • Plant Reference Documents! Applicable plants now have references with associated status change documents.
  • The Plant Detail Page now includes a link to Jepson eFlora.
  • Plants that have associated photos now include photos on the Plant Detail Report PDF.
  • Search Result exports have additional note fields.
  • Miscelleneous User Interface changes and fixes.

Online edition: v9-01 1.0

Highlights of changes from the previous version

  • The Advanced Search map now includes a Nine-Quad search option.
  • The Advanced Search map now includes a search box for locating a particular city or street address.
  • Advanced Search now includes options for searching by Global Subspecies Rank.
  • Advanced Search now supports searches for Federally Delisted, State Candidate Endangered, State Candidate Threatened, and State Delisted plants.
  • All searches now display a result page containing a URL with querystring values to match Version 8 results.
    These URLs can be saved as bookmarks in your browser and reloaded to automatically perform a search and display the results.
  • Links saved in the previous Inventory version (Version 8) are also supported.
  • This version now supports a direct link to a particular plant's detail page using the taxon querystring with a scientific name.
    (i.e. /plants/details?taxon=Enceliopsis+covillei)
  • Printing search results produces cleaner output with no page header and table headers no longer repeat on subsequent pages.
  • Citations on the home, plant details, and search results pages are dynamically generated with the current RPI version number and current access date.
  • The Help page has been updated to add habitat abbreviations and a link to documentation on how to use QueryStrings in search result URLs.
  • The Glossary page has been updated to add habitat abbreviations that can be used in QueryString searches.

Online edition: v9-01 0.0

Highlights of changes from the previous online version

  • Mobile friendly – Take the Online Inventory with you!
  • Full data search bar is now included at the top menu on every page for quick access to make new searches.
  • Easier to access links and a new Download Report function for every plant’s details.
  • Intuitive search display: add or remove columns by button clicking, single-click column sorting, and simple drag and drop column re-ordering.
  • New “Other Status” section includes information imported from the California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) on seeds that have been banked as part of the California Plant Rescue initiative, BLM Sensitive, US Forest Service Sensitive, and IUCN Red List.
  • Maps are back and selecting quads on a map in Advanced Search has never been easier!
  • Regular imports of rare plant quads and counties from the CNDDB, including updated quads and counties for all CRPR 3 and 4 plants.
  • New Help page describes how to search and view data.
  • Fully updated Glossary - all data fields are now fully described.
  • Completely new Status Review Documents page! Download PDF copies of CNPS status reviews published since 2003.
  • Three plant photos instead of one.